Santas ski free for Protect Our Winters fundraiser
Wrightwood, CA (December 16, 2015) — On Sunday, December 20, Mountain High Resort will welcome skiers and snowboarders dressed in full Santa Claus costumes to join in Santa Day, a group ride in the name of charity. The spectacle, which serves as a fundraiser for Protect Our Winters (POW), will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the West Resort’s Borderline trail with a group photo.
“We created Santa Day as a way to raise awareness and funds for Protect Our Winters, a cause that’s deeply personal to all of us at Mountain High,” said Mountain High Chief Marketing Officer John McColly. “We look forward to hosting a festive, fun ride during this first annual fundraiser and ramping it up even more in years to come.”
Protect Our Winters seeks to engage and mobilize the snow sports community to lead the fight against climate change through educational initiatives, advocacy and community-based activism.
Participants are welcome to partake in Santa Day by registering prior to Sunday, December 20 via the online registration form. A $20 minimum donation to POW will be collected at time of registration or at check-in the morning of the event. In order to participate in the group ride at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, skiers and snowboarders must wear a complete Santa suit with hat, beard, coat, belt and pants. All participants will receive a complimentary lift ticket for the day.
Spectators are invited to watch the Santa event and make contributions to Protect Our Winters if they wish. Mountain High’s trails will be open to the public per usual beginning at 8:30 a.m. Any Mountain High guest that takes a “selfie” with Santa throughout the day and posts to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #mhsantaselfie will be eligible to win a prize. Winners of the “Selfie with Santa” contest will be announced on December 25.
About Mountain High
Mountain High is Southern California’s closest winter resort, located just 90 minutes from Los Angeles and Orange County. Mountain High Resort consists of three separate mountains: West Resort, East Resort and North Resort. Mountain High offers a wide variety of lifts and trails, a world-class terrain park, an outstanding winter sports school and the region’s largest tubing area. Night skiing and snowboarding are available seven nights-a-week during peak season and snowmaking covers more than 80% of the slopes. Mountain High, the first resort to open in Southern California for the past 19 years, operates from mid-November to mid-April. Visit www.mthigh.com for more information. Mountain High is an equal opportunity service provider operating under an Angeles National Forest special use permit.